Douglas Scharbauer

Wesley Ward-Trained Maclean's Music Firster Sharp on Debut at Keeneland

2nd-Keeneland, $64,254, Msw, 4-10, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.17, sy, 2 1/4 lengths. RAISE THE BAR (c, 2, Maclean's Music--Paschali, by Bernardini) ran to the money for trainer Wesley Ward as the even-money favorite on debut over the sloppy going at Keeneland Wednesday. The rail-drawn Douglas Scharbauer homebred was hustled to the front beneath John Velazquez, kicked for home under very confident handling and was never seriously asked for run while crossing the wire 2 1/4 lengths clear of Tuxedo Park (Complexity). Paschali, a daughter of MGISW Pure Clan (Pure Prize),...

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Frosted Filly Sharp in Churchill Debut

3rd-Churchill Downs, $118,574, Msw, 5-26, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.89, ft, 2 lengths. SHARP TUNE (f, 2, Frosted--Classy Tune {MSP, $135,504}, by Maclean's Music) made easy work of her debut with an impressive wire-to-wire score as the public's 4-5 favorite. The bay filly broke smartly from her inside post position and went right to the front, easily opening up on the field behind her with Intermittent (Bernardini) closest and stalking to her outside. Sharp Tune extended her lead as she rounded the bend and widened off even more into the stretch,...

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Competitive Edge to Valor Farm in Texas

Competitive Edge (Super Saver--Magdalena's Chase, by Cape Town), winner of the 2014 GI Hopeful S. at Saratoga and a nationally ranked first- and second-crop sire over the past two years, was purchased by Douglas Scharbauer to stand at Valor Farm in Texas. He previously stood at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. His 2021 fee will be $5,000. Competitive Edge, who also covered mares in the Southern Hemisphere while with Ashford, was North America's sixth ranked first-crop sire with more than $1.3 million in progeny earnings in 2019. He is currently ranked...

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